culture consumption: the greatest show-month;

I began my April on a plane to Dubai so that I could surprise my sister for her birthday, and ended it celebrating my best…

on the 2017 say award longlist;

I’m a bit torn on this year’s Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award longlist. On the one hand, the fact that four of the…

these 21st century anxiety blues: last year’s mixes, 2013;

I’m of the opinion that these things are better late than never, particularly when the music is this good. This year, I’ve once again uploaded…

the songs that she sang in the shower: last year’s records, 2013;

Yesterday I was pulling together some of my highlights of 2013, and things that I am most looking forward to in 2014, for TYCI. I…

dipping in my darkness for serotonin boosters: last year’s festive fifty, 2013;

As ever these are merely nominally in order, limited to one track per artist and based on a complex algorithm involving iTunes play counts and…

the season’s upon us, it’s that time of year;

Thanks to a quirk of annual leave scheduling and the way in which the public holidays fall, this year I’m treating myself to the longest…

last year’s jams: a bigger world;

It doesn’t seem right to feel a bit sorry for The Birthday Suit when the tunes are this strong, but it seems that some fans…